Today we drove from Eagles Nest to Sante Fe and walked by the NM state Capitol Building. We are trying to visit each state's Capital building when traveling, but this one and the Texas Capitol buildings were both closed because of Covid.
New Mexico has the only round state capitol in the United States, and is known informally as "the Roundhouse".
Memorial to the New Mexico National Guard's involvement in the Bataan Death March
Following the fall of the Bataan Peninsula, Philippines, on April 9, 1942 the United States surrendered to the Japanese and instantly, more than 75,000 U.S. and Filipino soldiers were forced to become Prisoners of War. The POWs were soon forced to make the 65 mile trek – with no food or water – to confinement camps throughout the Philippines. Thirsty and exhausted, those who attempted to steal a sip of water from roadside streams or collapsed along the way – were shot or bayoneted on the spot by their Japanese captors. In total, 10,000 men – 1,000 American and 9,000 Filipino – died during the Bataan Death March.
From there we walked around the Sante Fe Plaza and did some shopping, but the art galleries and museums were closed because of Covid.
Cathedral Basilica of St Francis of Assisi
Museum of Contemporary Arts (closed because of Covid)